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Sakon Nakhon

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Country  Thailand
Elevation  175 m (574 ft)
Time zone  ICT (UTC+7)
Local time  Wednesday 1:31 PM
Provinces  Sakon Nakhon Province
Population  76,000
Province  Sakon Nakhon Province
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Amphoe  Mueang Sakon Nakhon District
Weather  32°C, Wind E at 11 km/h, 53% Humidity
Points of interest  Phra That Choeng Chum, Somdet Phra Srinagari, Nong Han Lake, Phu Phan Museum

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Sakon Nakhon (sometimes written Sakhon Nakhon) is a city (thesaban nakhon) in Thailand within the Isan region, and capital city of Sakon Nakhon Province as well as Mueang Sakon Nakhon District, with a population of approximately 76,000. Sakon Nakhon covers the whole tambon of That Choeng Chum and parts of tambons Ngio Don, Huai Yang, Dong Mafai, That Na Weng and Hang Hong. Sakon Nakhon is 651 km north-east of Bangkok by road.


Map of Sakhon Nakhon, Mueang Sakon Nakhon District, Sakon Nakhon 47000, Thailand

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During World War II, Sakon Nakhon became a haven for Free Thais, and a base for Communist activities in the late 1950s.


Sakon Nakhon lies on a flat plain at about 175 metres (574 ft) elevation on the south-west bank of Lake Nong Han, the largest lake of north-east Thailand. The town is surrounded by extensive farmland.


Sakon Nakhon has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw). Winters are dry and very warm. Temperatures rise until April, which is hot with the average daily maximum at 35.1 °C (95.2 °F). The monsoon season runs from May through October, with heavy rain and somewhat cooler temperatures during the day, although nights remain warm. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Thailand is in Sakon Nakhon when −1.4 °C (29.5 °F) was recorded on 2 January 1974.


Fish and rice are two of the major products of the region.


Route 22 leads north to Udon Thani, 160 km distant, and east to Nakhon Phanom (91 km) and the border with Laos. Route 223 leads south to That Phanom (76 km). Route 213 leads west to Kalasin (131 km).

There is a regional airport, Sakon Nakhon Airport, on the north side of the city.


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